Friday, May 26, 2017

May Your Day Be a Ride In the Park

Although I made this card last weekend in celebration of National Ride Your Bike to Work Day ~ I truly made it for my friend Amy to celebrate her birthday, which is today, May 26., thus it couldn't be blogged until today!


Since Amy has been sick recently and in the hospital, I wanted a cheerful birthday card that also had some encouragement added even though I've never met Amy~ our friendship is virtual.

  This Stamps of Life set just seemed to fit perfectly.  After stamping and die cutting the bike, I added black shiny Wink of Stella to the wheels and petals and grey Wink of Stella to the frame.  Then used lots of pop up squares to raise the bike up and give it the moving effect with the addition of the black shadow lines.  The basket is filled with multi colored mini silk flowers and the centers are 3mm flat backs that can be purchased from Lori's Lovely Paper Crafts, linked here.  The sentiment is part of the Sweet and Sassy set but it is die cut using the Gina Marie Fish Tail Banner dies. 

Hope you will join me in wishing AMY a very Happy Birthday over in North Carolina and continue to make other fun Happy Birthday cards to send to those special friendships you have. 

Thank you for stopping by today and for following my blog postings.  I truly means a lot to me.
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

After the Water Brooks ~ WAW 284-285

This week on Word Art Wednesday, Karen has selected a KJV of Psalm 42:1 for the challenge.   Although the 'hart panteth' certainly reminds me of a deer or other animal of nature, the calming 'after the water brooks' spoke to me for my card selection tonight.  


Using the Gina Marie Violet Pinwheel Die with shades of purple and metallic gold allowed me to give the card a stained glass affect for the flowers... like they were reflecting the water at the brook.  I really like reflecting thoughts as we study God's word and reflective photography seems to be dominant in my life as well. 

If you would like to use this scripture to make your card, visit WAW blog here to grab the free download.  

Thank you for stopping by today and may your day be blessed.
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

ATCM Weekend Challenge ~ Musical Instrument

This weekend's card challenge on Addicted to Card Making gave us two different challenges of 'National' ...not so well known.... holidays to use as themes for our card making.  
Monday, May 22 is National Purchase a Musical Instrument Day ~ Bet you didn't know that one?  

However, having watched Jennifer McQuire's YouTube video this week on a new twist on a shaker card using Tulle, this is the MUSIC card I submitted for my challenge card.


The video reference is here and this is what I found a bit different as I constructed my card. 
What a great idea! The tulle is easy to work with, using double sided tape is fast and the open mesh of the tulle allows the layers to stick together well.  
It is important to use FLAT shaker items.  Even the little pointed edges of my music notes want to catch on the netting if I shake the card too hard. 
I used an "off-brand" stitched oval nesting dies for my windows, and found that there was more difference in the sizes than appears to be in Jennifer's example.  Thus I ended up adding the additional black frame to cover up some of the opening, making it look more complete and balanced.  
I'm certainly going to use this technique again - I believe the next time it will go a little faster...although never as smooth and fast as Jennifer seems to make it look in her wonderful videos! 
Hope you'll try this Tulle Shaker card technique out also ~ and thank you for stopping by today!

Serving a Risen Savior  ~ Pam

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